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Paris, Secret Gardens, Hidden places, and Stories of the City of Light

Paris, City of Dreams

Dawn of the Belle Epoque

Twilight of the Belle Epoque

When Paris Sizzled

Paris on the Brink

Clash of Crowns

Paris Discovered

My Paris Photo Blog

For many years I've written about the history and culture of Paris—and of France. I invite you to "Like" my Facebook Author’s Page, where I regularly share pictures and related information that give further dimension to the people, places, and stories from my books.


Mary McAuliffe

Mary McAuliffe holds a PhD in history from the University of Maryland, has taught at several universities, and lectured at the Smithsonian Institution, the Barnes Foundation, and the Frick Pittsburgh.  She has traveled extensively in France, and for many years she was a regular contributor to Paris Notes.  Her books include ​Paris, Secret Gardens, Hidden Places, and Stories of the City of Light; Paris, City of Dreams; Dawn of the Belle Epoque, Twilight of the Belle Epoque, When Paris Sizzled, Paris on the Brink, Clash of Crowns, and Paris Discovered.  She lives in New York City with her husband.